Skip to main content

Decomposed Carnival

Movies Preview

movies
Decomposed Carnival

by Unknown

Published 1960s ca.


This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison.

Also available on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I"


Producer Unknown
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information Center for Home Movies, info@centerforhomemovies.org

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: Conewrench - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2009
Subject: Roseland Park?
Could this be Roseland Park ca: 1968? Maybe that pier up near the river in Roch? PRICELESS.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 25, 2008
Subject: That's BAD! Noooo! That's GOOD!
This was fun and yet sad to watch. Shows you what happens when you neglect the home movies, but then, at the same time, can turn it into a work of art. Love the carnie rides here.
Reviewer: RoboReview - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2007
Subject: Midway of disintegration
An accidental masterpiece, with effects you certainly couldn't duplicate easily with computers or video. It makes me want to dig out my old 8mm reels and see if they've deteriorated this interestingly.
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 15,950
favorite 57
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 15,818
favorite 38
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 9,906
favorite 7
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 186,721
favorite 53
comment 9
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by unknown
movies
eye 683
favorite 1
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Orphan Film Symposium
by unknown
movies
eye 121
favorite 3
comment 0
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 175
favorite 2
comment 0
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 119
favorite 2
comment 0
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
movies
eye 2,293
favorite 2
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 158
favorite 2
comment 0